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Watch: Kiren Rijiju speaks out about Khelo India 2020

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The third edition of the Khelo India Games is all set to begin on the 10th January 2020 in Guwahati. The programme was initiated to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in our country. The main was to establish India as a great sporting nation. 

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What the sports minister has to say about Khelo India 

The biggest supporter of the Khelo India games is the Indian Sports and Youth Minister, Kiren Rijiju.

Apart from sticking by his words of going forward with the competition despite the tense situation in the state, Kiren Rijiju has also promised to make Khelo India games a widespread success.

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Here’s what he has to say about the Games:

The Khelo India games are divided into verticals that accomplish the main objective of promoting sports at a grassroot level. Some of these verticals are:

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  • Supporting national/regional/state level sports academies
  • Physical fitness for school children
  • Promotion of sports among people with disabilities
  • Promotion of sports among women 
  • Sports for peace and development
  • Promoting rural and tribal games
  • Utilizing and upgrading sports infrastructure 
  • Annual sports competition

The program was developed and promoted widely to ensure a better future for the nation.

Khelo India 2020 Schedule

The Khelo India 2020 will kick-off with three events on January 9, Day ‘0’ of the Games. This includes Gymnastics, Kabaddi, Volleyball. The ninety-minute opening ceremony will happen on Day 1 on January 10.

This will include 1 hour of cultural programs. A gathering of over 25,000 is expected for the ceremony. Sports to be played on this day include Judo and Table Tennis. Major events like Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Swimming and Tennis will be held towards the end.

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Here’s the complete Khelo India 2020 Schedule:

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